Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Learning more about the Apple iPad

The iPad was officially released last Saturday (300,000 sold on April 3, 2010) and the buzz in the media is finally dying down. While we at C&G Consulting focus primarily on business technology, this device will likely have an impact on computing in general like the iPhone has had: a device that you use throughout your day, rather than strictly “for work” or “for personal” use. We have fielded questions regarding the iPad from our clients, so here are a few useful links to save you time in learning about the iPad and what it can do:

Apple’s landing page for the iPad is clearly biased about how “magical and revolutionary” the product is, but it a good place to start: http://www.apple.com/ipad/

Reading the “getting started” guide from one of our favorite technology blogs, Gizmodo, is good way to understand how the iPad works:

Here are some additional insights into using an iPad:

Apple’s competitors aren’t sitting idly by while Apple defines a new market. Here is information on HP’s entry into the “slate” market with a device that differs from the iPad in several features: it plays Adobe Flash web pages, it has a memory card slot, and has standard USB ports:

No comments: